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The Long Now Of #picnic08: Microblogging And Networked Social Awareness In Live Events

The Long Now Of #picnic08: Microblogging And Networked Social Awareness In Live Events

Rather than reporting on a specific keynote, I would like to focus on something that has been experienced behind mobile screens and not on in front of the festival stages. Such phenomenon can be approached both as an emerging...

Follow Me as I Follow You

There’s no easy or clear answer to the question ‘what is Twitter?’ as the service appears to be very simple. Users can create a profile within two minutes and start shouting something (tweet) with a maximum of 140 characters....

Twitter World

Twitter: home" accesskey="1" href="http://mastersofmedia.hum.uva.nl/">twitter.com/images/twitter_logo_s.png" alt="Twitter.com" width="175" height="41" /> twitter')">twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that allows its users to send and read other users' updates (otherwise known as tweets), which are text-based...

The Twitter Society

Twitter has been studied by Akshay Java et al. (2007), in their research paper "Why we twitter" they explain the different kind of twitter users. They've looked at every post made on twitter for 2 months in 2007. This...
PICNIC 08 – Secrets and Lies

PICNIC 08 – Secrets and Lies

Genevieve Bell: on Secrets and Lies After the Clay Shirky speech there is no time for questions because it is time for Genevieve Bell, an anthropologist working for Intel (apology accepted), to talk about secrets and lies. She wants...

What is Twitter (not)?

A web 2.0 review in Twitter-style:

Essay: The Perceived Freshness Fetish

Why do I feel a need to blog daily? There seems to be some kind of consensus or norm in the blogosphere that blogs should be updated daily. Several blogs about blogging recommend posting daily and blog search engine...
Twitter, Tumblr and microblogging

Twitter, Tumblr and microblogging

The newest hype nowadays seems to be Twitter which allows you to share what you are doing with your friends every single second. Are you going to the mall? Is your cat sneezing? Update your Twitter page on the...